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he's head of russia's upper house commission for information policy the senate just before we go on to other issues i should say that in the statement dated b.b.c. richard barron's commander of joint forces command of the british army former joint chiefs of staff members said you know seriousness that russia and china could well be preparing an invasion of britain the present went on to talk about the costs of defending ourselves just to clear it up you're not planning on an imminent invasion of britain well not only at least a joint one. and i am deeply surprised actually that this kind of hysteria in the west i think it shows a very deep sense of insecurity but there is a feeling that the west is losing the initiative that the decisions of the taken elsewhere and this has to do with a new report to show off global economic power in the one nine hundred sixty the united states. had forty four percent of the world economy the whole g.n.p.
in one thousand nine hundred twenty six percent in two thousand and fifteen fourteen percent and if we measure the aegean people say the capacity of chasing power then china is number one since two thousand and fourteen do you think there's a correlation between on news reports we receive say in britain about russian airplanes nearing british airspace. correlated to these economic developments we are told about these so-called gershon's in the context of course of crimea you're convinced that the people of crimea are in another referendum would vote to be part of russia well first i don't think that there will be another referendum but even if there were. absolutely convinced that more than eighty five percent definitely would vote to remain inside russia for a number of reasons want to have another referendum the well because crimea is part of the russian federation. m.p.'s from crimea sit in. the russian
parliament and senators from crimea are my colleagues in the office chambre of the russian parliament so it's already part of the russian federation to make a post factum or a friend of about if it accompli that crimea is already part of russia is not acceptable for our country but i have to tell you that three world known. western institutions have sent. us to crimea to make opinion polls it's the gallup j.f.k. from germany and pew research from the united states and they have all come to the same conclusion more than eighty five percent. for crimea remain part of russia ukraine ukraine is extremely unstable this days it was clear russia is safe heaven in the belly of the nature doesn't see it that way there are obviously existing military sanctions but that hasn't stopped the russian federation selling
as four hundred missile batteries to saudi arabia on this program we often talk about british training for saudi forces attacking yemen threatening according to un agencies tens of millions of people what is russia up to selling arms to europe well first the agreement is not yet a deal and i think that some steps should be made over its making. a practical deal first. second c. four hundred like the cce three hundred. or so to iran. they are purely defensive weapons you cannot use them for they work very well because israel seems to be able to bomb syria the way you are they were trained in syria they work very well israel explained this. policy and that is directed to limit the possibility of hezbollah. is considered by israel to be
a terrorist organization and they imply the fighting fighters are on the territory of syria and they would like to prevent hezbollah in lebanon to get weapons that can be used against israel but just to be clear there is a grand coalition right now which wean britain the united states russia iran hezbollah turkey or fighting isis de definitely i think they would tempt by the united states and some of the allies in the middle east to use the islamic state to bring down in damascus but then the islamic state showed itself to be. terrorist radical extremist force and i just don't do that actually because the former president against an army because i was on this program and made an extraordinary allegation as it was seen by some that the united states was helping in jalalabad al-qaeda linked groups in afghanistan that strike you as political what strikes me is that
a launch goes of armaments designed for the so-called moderate opposition in syria somehow ended up in the hands of the islamic state and the accident well i. i don't think so actually i think that there was a system of directing those weapons to the islamic state and it was all over the world on t.v. how the islamic state fighters were parading on the hamster's of toyota's the to abort on the money of the state department the state probably explained that they were designed for the moderate opposition but somehow these two hundred toyo's with heavy machine guns ended up in the hands of the islamic state in the region of palmira and there is or it was never explained by the american side and how they got to the islamic state so i think that by helping the so-called moderate opposition in syria the united states were defacto helping the islamic state to fight against it but then at some point there was a turn of public. opinion against the islamic state when they started to decapitate
western journalist and started to blow up people in paris and in so many other european cities i think it just became completely unacceptable for any government even to try to use the slavic state for certain hidden political goals well r t this network funded by the russian taxpayer was one of the networks one of the only networks in the world that has been covering that angle that perspective to the whole tragic syrian story what did you make of the british foreign secretary telling british members of parliament not to appear on this channel well i think it goes contrary to the very principles which britain. declared as as being sacred like the freedom of self-expression the freedom of media the freedom of information and i've heard from some british m p's that britain would like to become one of the leaders of the modern world in the field of democratic values
promoting those values being one of the leading countries in promoting democratic values well that's not a very good start i would say if british m.p.'s are being criticised for appearing on russia today and if media is being portrayed as some kind of political tool and attempts to complicate its work on the soil of great britain i think it just undemocratic practice and i understand the retention was of russia today because it brings the monopoly of the mainstream media but probably those who are in power in britain have to put up with that the british foreign office is point is that there is censorship in russia therefore they would be within their rights they haven't done it yet but there are certainly voices sources telling us that there are there is pressure to ban in this country of britain as. previously
taken of the license away from iran's book us to what would russia's reaction be if he was banned in britain there is such an attempt now going on in the united states when the ministry of justice once requests actually the r.t. registration its self as a foreign agent. and if it happens. president bush gave actually very clear on so one of those days that there will be a mirror response and here i think i think well i think that it will be the same model i mean it was stated publicly by the head of state and so i think it will be the same model of retaliation we were in london and of course the alexander livin in coup killing death made big headlines here i mean do people tend to think he was an m i five spy and that some british intelligence operation there is still in britain also in the united states and some european countries the culture of the
cold war we should well a lot of this culture is translated into into into films and to movies into nobels it is something which has very deep roots in the western image of russia that russia is an intelligent adversary enemy competitor you have always to be aware of possible russian interference it is something which will take a lot of time to go away because a number of other actors were tried to be put in the russian position because the west needs an enemy you know you don't have an interesting novel if there is not a beautiful spoiler the area british were it's a war zone is that it was great when yeltsin was in power and bill clinton was in power in washington then there was real hope here though that both sides made mistakes at that point what johnson had in mind that this culture of the cold war started to disappear but the foundations were very shaky for the. yes and. it
started to disappear because the russia was making one concession after we put up with the nato expansion we agreed that nato goes to zero borders but incorporating the baltic republics we agreed on the united states to stepping out of the a.b.m. treaty so we always made concessions in the hope it will better relations with the west and finally nothing came out of it finally we're told that next is ukraine and georgia just very briefly given britain is involved in military exercises on russia's borders today as are other nato powers there is no imminent danger though of energy supplies to say germany being cut off with anyway if nato continues ramping up the rhetoric against moscow. we do not intend to let this tension between russia and nato bring damage to our economic relations with europe so we are mostly responding to what europe and nature does if they
start to reconsider russia i think will be very quick to. respond to the european union nato unfortunately for the time being we see that european diplomacy is stuck you know on the notion of sanctions and i don't think it's realistic. in the posture with think that slowly we have to go back to a normal relationship and when you say about nato. recently asking a question about whether we are worried by nato activity he said we're not afraid of losing his under control so i think it was a good answer so the professor pushkov thank you after the break fifty thousand deaths in the u.k. attributed to talks a caring man made chemicals we ask geographer and creative explorer daniel raven emerson if london becoming the world's first national boxes he could reverse some of the worst pollution. your headline is the white widow. recipe for
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your last bang turn. your act as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry for you so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each day. but then my feeling started to change you talked about more and i keep. still some my front of you those that didn't like to question are. the promised to never be like. one does not leave a funeral the same as one enters the mind gets consumed with this one to. meet us there are no other takers. to the same that mainstream media has met its maker. welcome back to go through each of the week stories now it will cost and former
liberal democrat member a bottom and then below big lembit i'm going to ask about the hollywood reporter story this week amazing nothing about. it's about us this whole criticism about the national campaign certainly the london campaign advertising r.t. with a sense of irony seems to have been missed i want to make a complaint as well though never mind the irony i'm not mentioned in these adverts tom watson's got different complaints but he doesn't seem to realize the see what we can do but we do say find out what we call the cia's i don't know what they want to call the cia something anyway david davies are back to take to giving evidence to parliament today what you think of what he had to say today quite amazing information i thought he's the gift that keeps on giving as a bracks i predict a headline for the weekend's action bracks that talks stalled about amorites we know any of you is going away because we're talking about break seven let's go on to a solemn occasion the appeal begins with a poverty date on the various as poppy day parades face acts. after police say they
cannot cover events due to lack of officers is that areas it is serious because the poverty of policing in this country is apparently shutting down some of the regional events they cite one example melton mowbray it's in the midlands which has been operating since one thousand nine hundred nineteen but they might not be able to do it after almost a century because there aren't enough police leicestershire has lost five hundred police recently and they say we can't guarantee safety so it's affecting a very important day in the british memorial calendar do you mean you'd rather in the mirror would rather not pay for expensive suits for bankers for their bonuses because you want to remember the dead from the great war to complicated action what they're saying is and their sacrifice for our freedom cuts under this government that's the problem after all the promises we've had from former home secretary theresa may in defense of the police and now they haven't even got enough to guarantee safety at memorial services you can do the mount itself ok well let's go
on to this next story because in parliament they've been saying celebrating the completely complete destruction of an entire city rucka let's go to this one well online whites widow sally jones tried to recruit a pizza express worker to assassinate the queen the boston marathon style bomb of britain seventieth anniversary v.j. days are asians well apart from the fact that headlight is really a paragraph the one person we have to credit the story to is a man called adam who apparently is a chef he's nineteen years old and he was beads or express well the pizza varieties are available in other beads or at restaurants a rail abilify says watching what i mean or is not about the pizza it's about an attempt to wipe out the queen during v.j. day why a belgian with queen i mean i mean they really want to strike terror there and i tell you what very little of. and his twelve year old son allegedly killed in this
operation that for what is a tory minister is going to the outright killing of british subjects abroad or there is as organizers really for these kinds of stories and of course it begs the question is this going on all the time did it happen at all i'm fundamentally how much danger are we in and if we are in danger the or quick question here to what extent is it because of british foreign policy that's not mentioned in this story at all but at least from supported bernie sanders on syria against the obama pro isis stash allegedly al-qaeda line on syria the scourge of this israeli paper. it's yes this will be interesting news to barely barely some supporters how it says bernie sanders announces he will run as an independent in twenty eighteen focus on local races this is nothing to do with the president say this is about the senate bernie sanders being a senator he's not going to stand as a democrat despite the pressure from the democrats for him to do doesn't like
hillary clinton's new book well he says the positive doesn't mention the book he says the positive here is grassroots politics and reintegrating liberals back into the system and that is a guarded swipe against the democrats they can't stop him his political philosophy was incredibly popular forty three percent of democrats wanted him to be the president the last time and now he's taking that cache and causing trouble for the democrats because we can guess a lot of these votes will come from that side rather than the republicans either one of the d.n.c. is still clintonite and new email they will leave a dry and destroy. senate race that anything interesting the former president jimmy carter said he voted bernie know the drill it is or that he came clean with that one but that the company makes sense big for bernie he's one to watch she's a young man he's got a big future ok david miliband and anyone remembers him very controversial blairite pro wark. speaking of m i six think tank today u.n.
security council debate on syria what's this piece on syria trying to clear a few miss no ms up you really think so the headline here says the opposite global research comments imaginary syria black is white white is black and the washington post this isn't even easy to explain it's so surreal but america said and i'll just read it to you that the u.s. government has been the friend of syrian people by trying to eliminate in syria similar taney astutely the jihadists and the syrian government that's been fighting against the jihad this it's really made everyone but because they're the friends of the syrians this if he is an extraordinary story and this quotes and everything in this story it does really look like the project of these these claims think that we none of us ever compare anything they say with anybody else is another point and this comes from the washington post civilian casualties of spiraled across syria in
recent weeks as pro-government forces launch hundreds of bombing raids across areas marked for international protection if you actually have got time to go to if you actually look at that sentence it's just full of nonsense it can't be right they can't be on both sides at once and we do know there's a bit of a checkered history here where they either on purpose or inadvertently armed militants to try and get rid of president assad who then went on to become i sell make sense a lot of you can well amazon is a big retailer in this country and they own the washington post so i'm sure you're not telling people not to shop or you're just worried about it will or various other other internet companies. and then bit of a big thank you. one person in britain dies maybe every ten minutes because of some of the worst air pollution in the world this week and arguably belated attempt was made by labor mayor of london to curb some of the killing he instituted as a tax on. cause entering the british capital doesn't of an environment that kills
nearly ten thousand people a year require more ambitious plans for london joining me now is gorilla geographer and creative explorer daniel raven ellison who once london to become the world's first national park city down welcome to going underground just before we get to gorilla geography as it was your reaction to how long it took before well say the mayor of london came to the conclusion we have to do something about ten thousand nearly ten thousand a year in london because of diesel pollution isis gondolas and i mean ten thousand people a year talking about pollution if that was terrorism if i was in a road traffic accidents if that was any other kind of way in which people are being killed it would be an even bigger scandal than that it is but i think because people are so familiar with their cars and they're complicit in actually the problem is far harder to get traction on that but what's really clear is that we can make our cities fall more green fall more healthy for people's
lives in the city but also while doing loading up a seed companies and fertilizer just describe the vision you say the capitals when i started a campaign four years ago now to transform the whole of greater london into the world's first national park city which would be a new kind of national park and the internet intellectual leap to make and i think is to understand that london is arguably the most biologically diverse region of the u.k. so making london a national park city is firstly about recognizing what's been achieved in the city but then saying let's go for one in seven children in london haven't been to a green space with their parents in the last year thousand impacts their mental health and physical health and also the likelihood of them protecting nature the future and for backing policies around reducing traffic on the streets that is then killing people through threat pollution but say we can go even further still as well we can have more wildlife in the city we have a city physically greener that would be good for business both in terms of productivity. workforce but also thinking of london not just as
a political financially cultural center but an ecological sent to because what makes london so unique will you please it's not like paris it hasn't been designed in that way it is organic growth. you're asking for planting here well what we're saying actually is that forty seven percent of london is already green ok physically green and what's really exciting about all model isn't the traditional national park model we say well this is protect everything from the top down we're saying that there are nine million people in london soon they'll be eleven million people in london and all of them have the potential to make the city greener themselves so twenty four percent of london is garden space forty five percent of that space is not paved which has a cost in terms of increased chances of flooding increased water bills could be a victorian sort of system and all the water goes into the sewage system decrease resilience around climate change in terms of high temperatures and a much colder temperatures that that has an impact on people's health as well so
actually by millions of people working together to not only made the city greener but get outdoors to enjoy our outdoor heritage as well can have really significant kickback so we won't know if we can even work to cope with the housing crisis homelessness mel nutrition people living in fear of victuals or universal credit how can the government or local governments to think of a project at all these things you list it's not like you have to just do one or the other you do all these things as best you can and actually when you look at children's health one of the big problems is children not getting enough fitzsimmons in from the sun which means that some children in london are getting getting ricketts right so actually if you want children to be no more style and to develop better then yes that's partially about the physical things they eat but it's also about having the opportunities in childhood to explore play to learn outdoors as well how would this idea of yours be put into practice in our current governing structures which are often so often lobbied by big multinational companies. the banks and the others and i mean without
a doubt i would like to see fall bold leadership and i'm very frustrated with the leadership failing many people on the issue of housing and actually that if there was bold thinking around planning and about controlling what sort of properties can be built in the ownership of these properties and problems they are i'm just saying that you say that that can happen but that's not happening at the moment where the national park city model what i'm interested in is this combination of the fact that the power that can play out in making the city healthier and greener can be a combination of the things that the central government can do local government can do but also about what individual people can do this is a real great really great time for geography as the twenty eight crash when geography is really center stage will only because the environment but because we've got to work out to cope with inequality because danny dorling the professor walks which is often all the show talking about housing you call yourself the gorilla geography. radical creative or targets of geography
i think everyone loves a joke or fifty and it is definitely had a bit of an a sense because maybe through the new technology and the use of maps people recognize its beauty a bit more than maybe sort of the bad reputation that some drug free teachers gave it you know in the one nine hundred seventy s. but ultimately understanding geography is what we need to understand place and we live in places we create places so without having a framework for making sense of how we can improve those places then i don't think we will bring about those kind of changes that we want to say so to me the idea of making london the world's first national park city is a big drug free project is about rethinking what it means been national park it's about rethinking what a city is and rethinking that traditional view that the city is the center of the coal has all the great ideas that then get transmitted to the diluted way to the countryside this is saying actually maybe the most rural pristine. places have
something that cities can learn from and say what if we match those two together in a creative way which is fundamentally about using joe graffiti pretty crazy i know raven ellison thank you and that's it for the show we'll see you on saturday when we ask award winning journalist and author dr got of course why don't all trump has been a meeting in rome by canceling cia agents enemies and supporting its allies in afghanistan and iraq that he talked about social media we'll see on saturday twelve years to the day u.s. vice president dick cheney's chief of staff scooter libby resigned from lying about leaking cia agent valerie plame was named to support the blair bush war on iraq libby's jail sentence would be the future of iraq the civilians died in the hundreds of thousands.
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